BCC in the News
Leveraging the Power of Health Care Spending to Build Community Wealth in Brooklyn
July 14, 2022
As leaders of two of Brooklyn’s largest health systems – representing six hospitals, employing almost 14,000 individuals, and with combined non-personnel spending of over $655M per year – we understand firsthand the role healthcare institutions play in supporting the health and wealth of our communities. This is why we have made an unprecedented commitment to procure 10% of our non-clinical goods and services from local minority- and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) by 2030.
Brooklyn Communities Collaborative Hosts Spring Convening: “Connecting Partners, Strengthening Communities”
June 14, 2022
Subject matter experts and elected officials from across the city gathered to discuss and explore ways to make healthcare more equitable and accessible. At the conference, CEOs of Maimonides Health and One Brooklyn Health announced a new commitment to increase procurement spending on MWBEs by 10% by 2030.
Good Morning, Brooklyn: $1 Million in Funding for One Brooklyn Health
April 19, 2022
U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-8 District/Crown Heights) announced over the weekend that he secured $1,000,000 in funding for One Brooklyn Health System and $875,000 for Brooklyn Communities Collaborative through the government funding law.
Brooklyn Communities Collaborative Announces Inaugural Economic Democracy Fellowship
March 28, 2022
The fellows will take part in training, seminars, and fieldwork that will allow them to use their experiences to contribute to Brooklyn’s economic development
Brooklyn Communities Collaborative to add anchor institutions to hospital vendor program
February 24, 2022
Brooklyn Communities Collaborative, a nonprofit backed by major health and education institutions, outlined expansion plans for its hospital vendor matching program and other health and housing initiatives in its 2021 annual report, published Tuesday.
Brooklyn Communities Collaborative Releases 2021 Annual Report
February 22, 2022
Report Highlights How Grants and Initiatives Helped Brooklynites Respond to Health Disparities Exacerbated by COVID-19
Brooklyn Vendor and Workforce Training Hub to Expand Activities this Year
January 21, 2022
Brooklyn Communities Collaborative, a nonprofit backed by major health and education institutions, plans to increase its programs’ reach this year, backed by grants.
The group has received $300,000 from the Mother Cabrini Foundation—which will go toward both the vendor-matching and workforce-training programs, said Shari Suchoff, executive director.
Brooklyn Communities Collaborative Awarded $300,000 Grant To Strengthen Healthcare Development Efforts
January 20, 2022
Grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation will support a more equitable workforce and enterprise ecosystem through the Brooklyn Health Enterprise Hub
Health + Hospitals spent zero on MWBE Covid contracts, comptroller says
October 20, 2021
With people of color disproportionately affected by the pandemic, supporting MWBEs is also a form of health equity, Stringer said in the report. Susi agreed, saying that when local businesses in diverse neighborhoods are excluded from major economic opportunities by large institutions, especially hospitals that rely on community ties and trust, it sets the community up for worse outcomes when a pandemic hits.
“Lifting up MWBEs becomes more than just about the money,” Susi said. “It’s about building civic infrastructure.”